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Sultan Almasoud


Sultan is Co-Managing Partner of Saudi Arabia. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, IPOs, joint ventures, capital market transactions, private placements and all aspects of corporate and commercial legal matters.
Sultan is an expert on the legal framework of Saudi Arabia and has a thorough understanding of the local regulations and practices. This expertise allows him to effectively represent a wide range of local and international clients, (including corporate and private equity clients, sovereign wealth funds, multi-national corporates, large family conglomerates government entities) in Saudi Arabia.


Representative matters

The Public Investment Fund on the establishment of new special zones NEOM, the Red Sea, and the Royal Commission for Al-Ula.

NEOM Company on the founding law and implementing regulations for Financial Services, Companies, Insolvency, Consumer Protection, Ombudsman, Labour, Charities, Enterprise Registration and Arbitration.

Public Investment Fund on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in a joint venture company between Saudi Aramco and Jacobs Engineering.

NEOM Company, Saudi Arabia’s new city gigaproject development company, on a $8.4 billion green energy joint venture with ACWA Power and Air Products that will incorporate the region’s largest wind and solar renewables production projects (4GW in total), as well as a ground-breaking green hydrogen / green ammonia export project.

Published Work

  • Almasoud. S (2017) “Initial Public Offerings”, Saudi Arabia: Global Legal Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Successfully Delivering Megaprojects under the new Civil Transactions Law, Riyadh International Disputes Week, March 2024

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member, The Advisory Committee at the Capital Market Authority (Saudi Arabia)
Sultan is a trusted and capable Saudi lawyer who is our main point of contact and our go-to guy
Chambers Global, 2024
He shows strong leadership and strong local market knowledge
Chambers Global, 2024


  • Ranked Band 3 for Saudi Arabia Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global 2024
  • Ranked Band 4 for Saudi Arabia Corporate & Commercial, Chambers Global 2024
  • Highly regarded for Saudi Arabia Capital Markets and M&A, IFLR1000, 2023



Saudi Arabia, 2010


LL.B., Law, King Saud University, 2001
LL.M., Law, Case Western Reserve University, 2004
Ph.D., Law, University of Hull, 2008


Arabic, English
Allen Overy Law Firm (practicing in Riyadh as “Allen & Overy Law Firm Simplified Joint Stock Company” pending the registration completion of the new name with the relevant KSA local authorities) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763.
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.